Heather Jackson


As a screenwriter, I write about superheroes, zombies, aliens and flatulence.

As a novelist, I write about ambition, love, murder and psychopaths.


Heather is a YA novelist, television screenwriter, and small town fugitive. She escaped her rural roots for the big city by attending Ryerson University’s Radio & Television Arts program and the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television Writing program, which led to a career penning cartoons and tween comedies. Currently she is story editing Bloom Digital’s episodic dating/adventure game LONGSTORY, as well as working on two novels - a YA horror (PSYCHO SMART) and a YA spec fic (DEMONS DON'T DO LOVE). Neither is autobiographical. Mostly.

When she’s not writing books or screenplays, Heather blogs about writing craft and the writer’s life at writeonsisters.com, and about cycling the world on a fold-up bike at bromptoning.com. She is also pursuing the preposterous goal of becoming a gymnast at thirtysomething.


What I Write

“His noble quest gone terribly wrong, Captain Flamingo does the only thing a hero can do in this situation – freak out!”

TV Series: CAPTAIN FLAMINGO, Ep. 13B “Flowers & Candy”

“In Splittsboro, Valentine’s Day is a day of war! A day when you blow things up, hold people in headlocks and eat knuckle sandwiches. A day when you super fight to win the love of that girl who doesn’t even like you.”

TV Series: SIDEKICK, Ep. 28A “Love Fights”

I’m not a drug dealer; I’m a dreamer. It’s a means to a beginning.

YA Novel: CRAZY HAPPY KILLERS (work-in-progress)

The crumbling gothic church looms large before me, black spires poking the sky like a hundred pitchforks hunting for angels.

YA Novel: DEMONS DON’T DO LOVE (work-in-progress)

Nora: "Did you tell Principal Chevy the truth?" Player: "Yeah, but it’s their word against mine. And Chevy thinks they’re magically perfect half-unicorn people." Nora: "Who fart sunshine and rainbow-colored sprinkles?" Player: "Haha! Exactly. But I did learn something..."

Video Game: LONGSTORY, Ep. 3 “The Party”

I'd rather die than get stuck in this shithole town, so I follow the murderer into the woods.

YA Novel: PSYCHO SMART (work-in-progress)